Zoom with Stephen Lyn Bales

Melanie StatenAnderson, Our Town Outdoors

East Tennessee is filled with a grand biodiversity of plants and animals. Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales has written three books and over 600 newspaper and magazine articles about nature and …

Saying goodbye to Clinton ‘Mayor Hale’

Sandra ClarkAnderson

Byron Hopkins Hale of Clinton almost made it to the century mark. He passed away on October 25, 2022, at age 97.
While working full-time as an engineer and project manager, …

Flatwater Tales returns June 2-3

Melanie StatenAnderson

The Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival has announced the three storytellers for the 2023 performances. This annual event will return live to the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on …